Motorcycle vs. Car Drift Battle 2

13 01 2012

January 12, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The sequel to the Icon original video: Motorcycle vs. Car Drift Battle – Nick ‘Apex’ Brocha is back and this time he brought his Empire teammate, Ernie Vigil. The two are mounted on a pair of crackling Triumph Speed Triples – built by Roaring Toyz for the sole purpose of going sideways. Over the last year their quest to find the ultimate drifting playground has led them to the rolling hills of High Plains County. Low traffic, perfect asphalt and endless twisties have kept them busy resurfacing roads with their rear tires for weeks. The only problem is the local authorities have had enough. Enter Police Officer Dan Brockett, the only man with the muscle to keep these two in sight. His 550 horsepower Ford Mustang Cobra was built for speed and he’s got a license to use it…

 





Ducati Monster Family

15 11 2011

The essence of naked.

November 15, 2011 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The ‘less-is-more’ philosophy that made the Monster a motorcycling icon is now further enhanced to redefine your naked expectations.

www.ducati.com

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Valentino Rossi Chooses Oakley

28 03 2011

MotoGP Champion Respects Innovation of Company’s Eyewear

FOOTHILL RANCH, CA – March 28, 2011 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Oakley, Inc. today announced that MotoGP icon Valentino Rossi has joined the Oakley family as a brand ambassador. One of the most successful motorcycle racers of all time, Rossi respects the unbeatable performance and unrivaled style of Oakley eyewear.

“Valentino’s thirst for adrenalin fits the Oakley brand perfectly,” said Scott Bowers, SVP of Global Marketing and Brand Development at Oakley. “He continually pushes performance to the limit, and he respects the fact that we earned our authenticity by doing the same. In all the sports that demand the best vision possible, world-class athletes depend on Oakley eyewear technology for the ultimate in performance and protection. Valentino respects and appreciates that fact. In addition to his record-breaking successes, he is known for his outgoing nature, and Oakley style speaks to his unique personality. We are honored that he has joined us to serve as a brand ambassador,” Bowers concluded.

TV journalists refer to Rossi as “The Greatest of All Time.” He is known for putting impossibly high expectations on himself, as well as his equipment. “I chose to work with Oakley because they share my ambitious nature,” said Rossi. “Their focus on technology and innovation is what makes the quality of Oakley products so exceptional.”

Rossi’s current favorite is Oakley’s Holbrook sunglass. He is working with the company’s designers to develop his own version of the classic style, and it will be known as the V46 Signature Holbrook. As brand ambassador, Rossi will be the face of the company’s Icon campaign in Italy and Spain.

Rossi has nine Grand Prix World Championships to his name, a record seven of which are in the premier class. He has cemented his status as a motorcycle icon with more than a hundred career wins so far. He currently holds the record of 79 wins in 500cc/MotoGP.

Visit Oakley.com to learn more about the company’s sport performance and lifestyle innovations.

About Oakley, Inc.

Established in 1975 and headquartered in Southern California, Oakley is one of the leading sports brands in the world. The holder of more than 600 patents, Oakley is continually seeking problems, solving them with inventions and wrapping those inventions in art. This philosophy has made Oakley one of the most iconic and inimitable brands on the market, with innovations that world-class athletes around the globe depend on to compete at the highest level possible. Oakley is famed for its insuperable lens technologies such as High Definition Optics® (HDO®) which is incorporated into all Oakley sun and prescription eyewear, and goggles. Oakley has extended its leadership position as the world’s leading sports eyewear brand into apparel, footwear and accessories collections. Laser focused on the consumer, Oakley has both men’s and women’s product lines that target Sports Performance, Active and Lifestyle consumers. Oakley is a subsidiary of Luxottica Group. Additional information is available at www.oakley.com.

CONTACTS

United States
Oakley, Inc.
Dara Reiter
Oakley Public Relations, United States
(949) 900-7298
dreiter@oakley.com
or
Europe
Oakley, Inc.
Christian Mascarenhas
Oakley Communications Manager, Europe
(+41)448296119
CMascarenhas@oakley.com

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Motorcycle vs. Car Drift Battle

20 01 2011

January 20, 2011 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – A stretched 05 Kawasaki ZX10 piloted by Nick “Apex” Brocha vs. a Corvette-Powered RX7 driven by Jim Guthrie in a high speed drifting battle.

Download Hi-Res Desktop Images: http://iconmotosports.net/2011/01/hig…


Nick’s Icon Gear:
Variant Salvo HiViz Helmet
Overlord Prime Hero Jacket
Overlord Prime Pants
Overlord Gloves
Patrol Boots

Jim’s Icon Gear:
Alliance Reflective Helmet
29′r Gloves

Cameras:
Canon 5D
Canon 7D
Panasonic GH1
GoPro Hero HD

RC:
Traxxas Rustler VXL Brushless w/ 11.1v LiPo Battery





IndustryWeek’s Manufacturing Hall of Fame — Class of 2010

17 11 2010

National magazine inducts 10 manufacturing leaders into the IW Manufacturing Hall of Fame

CLEVELAND, OH – November 17, 2010 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The editors of IndustryWeek have selected 10 honorees for the 2010 class of the IW Manufacturing Hall of Fame. IndustryWeek is the premier publication serving executive and operations leaders in the manufacturing industry. IndustryWeek has a long history of acknowledging the leaders of manufacturing operations through distinguishing programs such as the IW 50, IW 500 and IW Best Plants.

Through the IW Manufacturing Hall of Fame, IndustryWeek now is extending recognition to individual leaders in the manufacturing community whose vision, leadership, and legacy not only provided value to their individual organizations but also beneficially impacted the larger business community and our society. A feature story in our December 2010 issue will highlight these achievements to the 121,000 subscribers of IndustryWeek and also will appear on the IndustryWeek Web site at: www.industryweek.com/mfg2010hof. IndustryWeek is pleased to highlight their accomplishments to our audience of manufacturing leaders.

The IW Manufacturing Hall of Fame is presented by Swagelok.

Norman Bodek– Through newsletters, books and 50 industrial study missions to Japan, Bodek discovered, brought over, had translated and popularized many of the Japanese quality tools, techniques and technologies — from kaizen blitz to poka-yoke — that transformed American manufacturing in the mid 1980s and 1990s. Co-founder of the Shingo Prize, Bodek is president of the Vancouver, Wash.-based publishing, training and consulting company PCS Press Inc.

Lawrence Bossidy – In the 1990s, Bossidy led AlliedSignal Inc. through a dramatic transformation highlighted by 31 consecutive quarters of earnings-per-share growth of 13% or more. Named CEO of the Year by Financial World magazine in 1994, Bossidy shepherded AlliedSignal through its merger with Honeywell International Inc. in 1999. Bossidy went on to co-author “Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done” and its sequel, “Confronting Reality: Doing What Matters to Get Things Right.”

Michael Dell – Dell founded the company that became Dell Inc. in 1984 in his college dorm room, with $1,000 and a unique business model—to sell computers directly to customers. Along the way, he developed a revolutionary approach to supply chain and inventory management that has become a benchmark in manufacturing.

Donald Fites – As chairman and CEO of Caterpillar Inc. in the 1990s, Fites implemented several strategic initiatives that led to record revenues and profits, made Caterpillar more globally competitive and positioned the company for growth and continued success. A member of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers Hall of Fame, Fites retired in February 1999, capping an illustrious 42-year career with Caterpillar.

George Koenigsaecker – From 1992 until 1999, Koenigsaecker led the lean conversion of the HON Co., during which time HON’s volume tripled and IndustryWeek named the office furniture manufacturer one of the “World’s Best Managed Manufacturing Companies.” As an executive at the Danaher Corp., Koenigsaecker developed and implemented the Danaher Business System, a comprehensive lean enterprise model. He is the author of “Leading the Lean Enterprise Transformation” and president of Lean Investments LLC.

Harry Moser – The chairman emeritus of GF AgieCharmilles, who also serves on the board of the National Institute for Metalworking Skills, made his mark in the manufacturing world by promoting careers in the skilled trades. But his more expansive effect on manufacturing might be through his reshoring initiative, which aims to convince companies to bring jobs back to America.

Dennis Pawley –Pawley is best known for introducing lean into Chrysler’s manufacturing facilities in the 1990s, through the Chrysler Operating System that he developed. Since retiring from Chrysler in 1999, Pawley has continued to be a champion of lean, co-founding the Lean Learning Center in Novi, Mich., and providing a $1 million endowment to the University of Oakland (Mich.) to establish the Pawley Lean Learning Institute.

Jerry Sanders – Considered one of the founding fathers of Silicon Valley, Sanders launched Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) in 1969 and built it into one of the largest microprocessor manufacturers in the world. He is a co-founder of the Semiconductor Industry Association—which gave him its highest honor for leadership, the Robert N. Noyce Award, in 1998—and the Semiconductor Research Corp., among other industry groups.

Rajan Suri – The creator of quick-response manufacturing, Suri is an emeritus professor of industrial engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The author of “It’s About Time: The Competitive Advantage of Quick Response Manufacturing,” Suri’s system for reducing lead times, improving quality and cutting operating costs is finding its way into the top U.S. manufacturing companies.

Richard Teerlink – As an executive at Harley-Davidson in the 1980s and 1990s, Teerlink led a cultural revolution that shifted the company from a command-and-control management structure to an environment of collaboration and shared responsibility. After retiring from Harley-Davidson in 1999, Teerlink co-authored “More than a Motorcycle: The Leadership Journey at Harley-Davidson,” which describes how he and other Harley leaders revitalized an American manufacturing icon.

Congratulations to IW Manufacturing Hall of Fame Class of 2010.

SOURCE: IndustryWeek

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